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A soldier has been charged in the killing last week of a decorated U.S. Special Forces Soldier from St. Charles.
Sgt. 1st Class Frederic N. Moses, 26, who was born in St. Charles and attended Duchesne High School, died Thursday after he was shot during an off-base incident in Clarksville, Tenn.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which is leading the investigation, on Friday charged a fellow soldier, Sgt. Benjamin Schweitzer, 25, with criminal homicide in Moses' death. Schweitzer, of Clarksville, was being held without bail.
Moses was a decorated Green Beret and had completed four combat deployments: three to Iraq and one to Afghanistan, according to Lt. Col. April Olsen, a spokeswoman for the Special Forces Command.
He returned from his most recent combat tour in February, she said. Moses and Schweitzer were assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky. Both were Green Berets.
Clarksville police responded to a call at 10:45 a.m. Thursday about a man covered with blood near a home. When police arrived, Moses was unresponsive. He was later declared dead from a gunshot wound.
Police followed a trail of blood to a nearby home where they confronted Schweitzer. Schweitzer wounded one officer and barricaded himself in the house. He surrendered about 2:15 p.m.
Police recovered a .45-caliber handgun from the scene.
Moses joined the Army in 2004. After completing special training, he attended and graduated the Special Forces Qualification Course. He was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in November 2006, and served as a communications sergeant.
Moses had earned multiple awards, including the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Army Achievement Medal. Other decorations include the Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge and the Parachutist Badge, according to the military.
Moses is survived by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.
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